Railways snatch top spot, Denmark and Royals also record sixth victories of women’s season

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Denmark won a sixth game on Friday night.
Camera IconDenmark won a sixth game on Friday night. Credit: Supplied

Denmark recorded a sixth win in the Great Southern Football League Women’s competition, beating Mt Barker at Sounness Park on Friday night.

The Magpies were never seriously challenged in the round seven contest as they ran out 36-point winners to stay level on points with Railways and Royals in the fight for a top two spot.

Ashleigh Needs was the visitors’ major goal kicker with two, while Megan Ross found plenty of the ball and was well supported by Emma Henderson, Erika Tharratt and Jane Devenport.

Devenport kicked a goal along with Kaiya Ashworth, Sophie Coates, Megan Dilly, Jayde McHenry and Megan Nekel as their side won 8.12 (60) to 4.0 (24).

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Sophie Richards starred for the Bulls with three majors and was joined in the best players by Georgia Kowald, Kaitlin Eades and Yasmine Langmead-Simmons.

At Collingwood Park, the Lions edged out North Albany by five points in a terrific contest.

The Lions notched a sixth win of the season but had to work hard for it, with the home side pushing them for all four quarters.

Bree Davy, Rachael Goetze, Nardia Humphries and Taylah Orzel were superb for the Lions in the 3.3 (21) to 2.4 (16) victory.

The Kangas were best served by Laura Archer, Anita Onions, Lily Briscoe and Lily Minter in the narrow defeat at the hands of the defending premiers.

The Tigers moved to top spot by percentage after a 56-point win over Albany at Collingwood Park.

Kathryn Slattery and Kirsty Smith helped power the Tigers to their sixth win of the 2022 campaign, while Mereana Wynne and Laura Cinanni were also important.

The best contributors for the Sharks were Felicity Puls, Sian Lucas, Kellie Bond and Samantha Waltho, but they went down 2.0 (12) to 10.8 (68).

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